Is it time for us to reconsider whether plastics are truly harmful, or do we need to step up our vigilance about plastic exposure? Read on to learn about the most recent evidence on BPA and other plastics, and why you should continue to be diligent about avoiding exposure to these ubiquitous chemicals.
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The recent wildfires in California have been among the worst in the state’s history. Estimates suggest that wildfire-related property damage may reach an astounding $65 billion, with over 170,000 homes at some level of risk. Yet as devastating as that damage is, a lesser-known effect of wildfires is how they impact air quality—and thus health. These effects are not just seen in the immediate areas surrounding the fires, but tens and even hundreds of miles away. Read on to learn how to protect yourself and your family from the health impacts of wildfires.
Both attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have seen a dramatic increase in recent years. What’s causing this rise? It’s not just genetics or bad luck. Environmental factors, like diet, do play a role—despite what conventional medicine might say. Today we’ll discuss what the latest research says about the underlying causes of both ADHD and ASD and what areas to investigate if you or a loved one has been diagnosed.
A Paleo-type diet is a great option for adults, but what about children? Will it provide everything they need to thrive? Today I discuss the specific nutritional needs of kids and how a Paleo diet can meet those needs. I’ll also talk about the American habit of providing “special” meals for kids—kids’ menus at restaurants, kids’ breakfast cereals, etc.—and how these are not only unnecessary but also unhealthy.
Kids out of control? New evidence suggests that a disrupted gut microbiome could be partly responsible for unruly behavior in children. Read on to learn how the brain develops, the role of the gut in this process, and how bad temperament in early childhood might be associated with gut dysbiosis.
Ear infections are treated with antibiotics more than almost any other illness in children. However, we now know that most ear infections usually resolve safely on their own, and antibiotic treatment provides little to no additional benefit. On top of this, antibiotic use comes with serious long-term consequences. Read on to see what the research says about the safest way to treat ear infections.